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ASU: McCain Institute Policy Design Studio & Internship Program
Washington, DC, United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Business, Global Studies, Honors, Journalism, Law, Other, Social Sciences
Program Type:
Faculty Directed
Minimum Class Standing:
03 - Junior
Internships Available:
Yes
GPA Requirement:
3.00
International Coordinator:
Mandy Nydegger
College Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Social Sciences)
Department/School Sponsor:
School of Politics and Global Studies
Available to Non-ASU Students:
No
  Program Details
 

Overview

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   Quick Facts

  • Live and intern in Washington DC for the semester, study how public policy is made, and earn 12 upper division credits!

  • For students with interest in international relations, a strong work ethic and a passion for new ideas and experiences.

  • Apply by April 1, 2017 for full consideration!

Students participating in the McCain Institute Policy Design Studio & Internship Program intern four days a week at an organization of interest to them (options include, but are not limited to, federal departments and agencies, law firms, lobbying and consulting firms, advocacy groups, media outlets, museums, think tanks, and non-profit organizations). Students also participate in a weekly seminar at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, taught by McCain Institute staff, in which they will research solutions to real world foreign policy issues. In addition, students will visit government agencies, historical sites, and attend networking events. This is a fantastic opportunity for students in any program, undergraduate or graduate, to gain valuable skills and hands-on work experience.

Location


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Location Details

Washington, DC is awash with sites to see from the famous icons of the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial to the 555-foot Washington Monument where you can get great views of the city. Beyond the inspiring monuments, many colorful and diverse neighborhoods offer hip new restaurants and bars, stunning hotels, great nightlife, live music and theatres. (Courtesy of Lets Go)

Washington, DC is a city of colourful and diverse neighbourhoods, filled with shops and galleries, historic homes and small museums, urban parks and spectacular gardens. It is awash with sites to see from the famous icons of the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial to the 555-foot Washington Monument where you can get great views of the city. Beyond the inspiring monuments, the many colourful and diverse neighbourhoods have been revitalised to offer hip new restaurants and bars, stunning hotels, great nightlife, live music and theatres. (Courtesy of Lets Go)

Academics

Eligibility Requirements

Students must have completed at least 60 hours of coursework at ASU by the end of the semester in which they apply (exceptions may be made for transfer students) and a 3.0 GPA.

Courses

Undergraduate students will earn 12 upper division POS credits for their participation, which can count toward upper division major and/or general elective requirements.
POS 484: ASU-McCain DC Internship I (6 credits)
POS 484: ASU McCain Institute Internship II (3 credits)
POS 494: McCain Institute Policy Design (3 credits)

Graduate students will earn 9 graduate POS credits for their participation
POS 584: ASU-McCain DC Internship I (6 credits)
POS 598: McCain Institute Policy Design (3 credits)

Application Process

In addition to completing the program application, students will need to submit two recommendation forms from academic or professional references, an unofficial transcript, clear scans of a student ID and a government issued ID, and four passport-sized photos. Once applications are reviewed, students will interview with a selection committee.

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               Washington Monument

Faculty

Faculty Director

Dr. Richard Herrera
Associate Professor of Political Science
richard.herrera@asu.edu
phone: 480-965-1331

Lincoln Memorial

Housing

WISH Woodley Park

WISH Housing DC

Program Housing

Students will live at the Washington Intern Student Housing at Woodley Park. The apartments house six students each and have three bedrooms and two bathrooms. All apartments are furnished and include utilities, AC, wireless internet, cable TV, cookware, dishware, and daily maintenance. Amenities include on-site staff, a computer lab, and access to social events. The apartments are centrally located, two blocks from the National Zoo and two blocks from the Metro. It is one Metro stop from Dupont Circle, three stops from downtown Washington DC and the White House, and six stops from Capitol Hill.

Accessibility

Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find at ASU. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

 

Cost

Cost Information

The program fee for Fall 2017 is $5,510This price includes: program fees, housing, business cards, three group meals and one excursion. Not included: ASU tuition and student fees, airfare, daily meals, personal expenses, accident/illness insurance, or non-program related optional excursions. The Spring 2018 program fee is TBD. This price includes: program fees, housing, business cards, three group meals and one excursion. Not included: ASU tuition and student fees, airfare, daily meals, personal expenses, accident/illness insurance, or non-program related optional excursions.

Study Abroad Office program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for fall or spring for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet (Spring 2017/Fall 2016) to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

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  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2016 04/12/2016
**
Rolling Admission 08/20/2016 12/04/2016
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2017 11/09/2016
**
Rolling Admission 01/07/2017 04/30/2017
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2017 04/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 08/19/2017 12/03/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed